Best Pickled Eggs Recipe [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Appetizers Easter Recipes Snacks

Cook time Cook time: 5 minutes

Pickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine. Watch the short recipe video tutorial below and learn how to make this easy and delicious meal!

This is another great addition to our collection of snacks and appetizers like the Best Deviled EggsVegan Roasted Eggplant Spread or Deviled Eggs Dip with Chives and Paprika.

Homemade Pickled Eggs

This Pickled Eggs Recipe is simple to prepare for something so versatile. This dish owes to the fact that it is a combination of sweet, salty, and sour. I like that you can prepare it once and can be preserved and stored in a jar for several months. This makes it very handy and convenient for surprise guests or just to have some healthy snacks ready to serve.

You can serve them in many ways. We like to enjoy them as a sandwich filling, or on a salad, and sometimes with some veggies such as roasted asparagus. However, you can serve them with several variations according to your taste and be creative with it! Also, this dish can be made with jalapenos for a spicier kick or made as to the old-fashioned way with beets.

It is also convenient because it can be made with leftover eggs such as from Easter. If you run out of options of what to do with them, this is the perfect recipe to utilize some! Simply follow this recipe, and they will be preserved in vinegar for months to come!

How to make pickled eggs?

This is a very easy and simple recipe to follow. You basically hard boil your eggs, peel the shell off, and marinate in a vinegar, salt and spices mixture. Then, place them in a jar with the marinated liquid, and refrigerate for weeks or months to come.

What we like about this recipe is how versatile it can be. You can throw other ingredients or favorite spices into it and adjust according to your taste.

How long do pickled eggs last?

Their main purpose of what to be preserved for a long period of time. Therefore, they will last a long time, assuming you will have any left to eat! If properly stored, they will last for about 3-4 months. Keep in mind that they need not be canned in a jar with a tight lid.

How to make pickled eggs with beets?

Making this recipe with beets is quite delicious. Actually, it is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them.  To prepare this delectable dish you will need the following:

  • Eggs, hardboiled and peeled
  • Can of beets in liquid (separated)
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Place eggs and beets in a mason jar or glass container. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, beet juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 5 mins. Pour over the eggs and beets, cover and refrigerate. Wait for 48 hours and it is ready to use.

What do pickled eggs taste like?

They are wonderful and have a tangy combination of sweet, sour, and salty. This is what makes it so versatile and can be served in many ways.

How to make spicy pickled eggs?

To make a spicy version of them, follow the same steps above, and simply add some spices to it. You can use red chili pepper flakes or some jalapeno slices. Adjust the spiciness based on your preference, and simply add it to the jar liquid.

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • We like using BPA free jar for storing them.
  • To make it easy to peel the eggs, you can mix a teaspoon of vinegar with the water you are boiling the eggs in.
  • Another way for easy peeling is once they are boiled, place them immediately under iced or cold water for a few minutes. This way, they will peel off very easily.
  • To preserve them better, ensure to keep them refrigerated at all times. This way you will have a delicious snack whenever you crave it for several months.
  • Also, do not leave them out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

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Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 eggs
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 mins


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Nutrition information

Calories: 221 Carbohydrates: 34 Protein: 6 Fat: 6 Saturated Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 186 Sodium: 63 Potassium: 84 Sugar: 33 Vitamin A: 260 Calcium: 27 Iron: 0.6
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Will it affect the quality or storage time if you leave out, or significantly reduce the amount of sugar added? I much prefer the savory, spicy, pickled tastes. I don't think we would like it sweet. Beautiful eggs, I really can't wait to try them all!


You can reduce the sugar, but you still need at least half for the recipe to work.


Zorica Pavlovic

Hi, I want to make this marinated eggs, and you mention water in your instructions but I can't see amount of water in your ingredients, can you, please, wright it down how much water is needed.Thank you.


I can't believe I missed this! Its 1 1/4 cups, I updated the recipe!


Alli Smith

I've never had pickled eggs before. After reading this and seeing your lovely photos, I have to try one of your recipes for pickled eggs. They look so delicious.



oh my gosh these are such great ideas- im not a huge fan of pickled eggs but i have friends that are so im be happy to make them this!



This would be fun to make and serve during the Easter dinner.  Pickled eggs are so easy to make and with the beet juice turn out so pretty.


Amber Myers

You know, I've never tried pickled eggs before. I might have to make these and see if I do like them. I'm pretty sure I would.



I've never tried pickled eggs before! But I've marinated eggs before, so I'm guessing this is quite similar. Thanks for sharing!


Melissa Chapman

My son loves eggs all the time and this sounds like a great recipe for him. I have most of the ingredients so i can make it if I get the beets.


Sarah Bailey

My other half is the pickled fan in this house hold I wonder what he would think if I put together some pickled eggs made by own fair hand for him.



I've never tried pickled eggs before. But now that I'm an adult, I might be game to try them. The beet ones are really pretty!


Kita Bryant

This sounds like something I would eat during a pregnancy craving just the right combination too. I have had one and it was very tasty although a little to sour but still good


Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPRO

I love eggs and beets. I love the colors! I really had no idea how easy it is to pickle eggs. Thanks for the great recipe.


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

I never tried pickled eggs but they sound tasty. We eat a lot of eggs in this house so it would be nice to enjoy them a new way!


Terri Steffes

I love pickled eggs. I need to try these recipes, as I think it would go over well in my home.



I have never actually had pickled eggs before. I like the idea of using beet juice to give them a bright color. This sounds very interesting!


Ruth I

I honestly didn't know that you can pickle eggs! I've got to give this a try. Yum!



I have never tried pickled eggs before but these look yummy! I may need to try these!


Jona Shares

Not a fan of pickles but let see if I could make this one. I hope I could make it successfully and might be the start of making more.



Cannot wait to make this at home! Thank you for sharing this recipe.


Shirley L

The recipe lists six cloves of garlic but I don't see them in the instructions but I do see they mention onions. So I am confused, which is it? Thank you.


It says "Place eggs and the rest of the ingredients in a 2-qt. glass jar.".



I see that all the recipes call for a 2 qt jar with only 6 eggs. Is it supposed to be a 1 qt jar? When I used the 2 qt it only took up 1/2 of the jar.


yes, please use 1qt jar. I will update the instructions.



Thank you for sharing the many variations we can use in this recipe. PLEASE update it to include the importance of keeping the processed eggs refrigerated to avoid botulism.



I made the pickled eggs with the beets. It was incredible. Even my kids love them. (After they got past the smell of the juice cooking.) I let ours refrigerate for about 6 weeks. My first try at this and it was a huge success. Thank ya!


Hi Angy, thank you for the feedback, I am very happy you loved the recipe.



I want to make something that I can seal in a regular canning process. Something that will have a long storage life. Can I use these recipes in a 15 minute water bath and leave them on the shelve for a long time?


This will not stay for too long, better to be consumed within a few weeks.


Shelley A Miller

in the instructions you mentioned canning them what is the process for this??


Michael Shoemaker

I want to make a gal. Jar of pickled eggs but all I see are quart recipes. How much salt and vinegar do you add to gal. Jar.


Hi sorry, never made this recipe in a gallon, I would regret to give you wrong instructions.



I use 1/4 cup sugar per dozen eggs. It works perfectly. A whole cup of sugar is not necessary.


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